The Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Program celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the first landing of a manned vehicle on the moon. This moon landing was the culmination of work initiated by President John F. Kennedy well after his death.
This year, 2019, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the successful mission. The landing occurred on July 20, 1969.
The obverse of the coin design shows the image of a deep footprint in the fine dust of the lunar surface. The coin pays tribute to the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs, a series of programs that evolved into the ability of the United States to achieve the success. The three space program names are inscribed on the top of the obverse. The bottom of the obverse has the word Liberty inscribed. The left side of the obverse contains the year of issue, 2019. The right side contains the words on modern coins of the United States, In God we trust.
The reverse of the coin shows the close-up of the helmet and visor of Buzz Aldrin that reflect the flag, astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the lunar lander.